Out of a Far Country Book
Score: 4.5
From 31 Ratings

Out of a Far Country


  • Author : Christopher Yuan
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307729361

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Out of a Far Country Excerpt :

Over 100,000 copies sold! Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

The Far Country Book
Score: 3
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The Far Country


  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307474056

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The Far Country Excerpt :

When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and with Carl, a Czech refugee who was a doctor in his own land and now works as a lumberjack. They are brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, but their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

Crowned in a Far Country Book
Score: 3
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Crowned in a Far Country


  • Author : Princess Michael (of Kent)
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743296373

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Crowned in a Far Country Excerpt :

A best-selling international portrait of the lives of eight of Europe's most famous royal brides features women who left their home countries to marry some of the world's most powerful rulers, including Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and Empress Eugenie of France. By the author of Cupid and the King and Serpent and the Moon. Original. 25,000 first printing.

A Far Country Book
Score: 3.5
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A Far Country


  • Author : Daniel Mason
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330515627

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A Far Country Excerpt :

When they spoke of it in town, they called it simply the city, as if it was the only city in the world . . . Raised in a remote village on the edge of a sugarcane plantation, Isabel was born with the gift and curse of ‘seeing farther’. When drought and war grip their land, her beloved brother Isaias joins a great exodus to a teeming, labyrinthine city in the south. Soon the fourteen-year-old Isabel follows, forsaking the only home she’s ever known, her sole consolation the thought of being with her brother again. But when she arrives, she discovers that Isaias has disappeared. Weeks and then months pass, until one day, armed only with her unshakeable hope, Isabel descends into the chaos of the city to find him. Told with extraordinary empathy, richly evocative, the story of Isabel’s quest – of her dignity and determination, her deeply spiritual world – becomes a universal tale about the bonds of family and a sister’s love for her brother, about being caught between two worlds, and about true heroism. A tour de force of emotional and narrative power, it is destined to become a classic. ‘Mason is a superb storyteller. He inhabits Isabel’s mind with fine sensitivity, and cleverly uses his imaginary setting to write of dauntless, timeless love and loyalty’ The Times

Far Country Book

Far Country


  • Author : Franco Moretti
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374718077

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Far Country Excerpt :

The influential and controversial critic takes literary history out of the classroom and into the public In the field of literary history and theory, Franco Moretti is synonymous with innovation. The cofounder of the Stanford Literary Lab, he brought quantitative methods into the study of the novel, enabling a “distant” reading that uses computation to analyze literary production over centuries. But at the same time, he was also teaching undergraduates the history of literature. Knowing Moretti, it’s no surprise that he didn’t teach the course the accepted way: one author after another, in a long uninterrupted chain. Instead, he put an irregular chessboard in front of his students that was too strange to be taken for granted. Literary history had become a problem, and he offered a solution. In Far Country, Moretti take these lectures out of the classroom and lets us share in the passion and excitement that comes from radical critique. Unconstrained by genre, Moretti juxtaposes Whitman and Baudelaire, the Western and film noir, even Rembrandt and Warhol, illuminating each through their opposition. With his guidance, we revel in the process of transformation—the earthquakes that shook the “how” of artistic form—and begin to shape a new view on American culture. Bracing in its insight and provocative in its conclusions, Far Country is a critical look at the development of American cultural hegemony.

From a Far Country Book

From a Far Country


  • Author : Catharine Randall
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820338200

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In From a Far Country Catharine Randall examines Huguenots and their less-known cousins the Camisards, offering a fresh perspective on the important role these French Protestants played in settling the New World. The Camisard religion was marked by more ecstatic expression than that of the Huguenots, not unlike differences between Pentecostals and Protestants. Both groups were persecuted and emigrated in large numbers, becoming participants in the broad circulation of ideas that characterized the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Randall vividly portrays this French Protestant diaspora through the lives of three figures: Gabriel Bernon, who led a Huguenot exodus to Massachusetts and moved among the commercial elite; Ezéchiel Carré, a Camisard who influenced Cotton Mather’s theology; and Elie Neau, a Camisard-influenced writer and escaped galley slave who established North America’s first school for blacks. Like other French Protestants, these men were adaptable in their religious views, a quality Randall points out as quintessentially American. In anthropological terms they acted as code shifters who manipulated multiple cultures. While this malleability ensured that French Protestant culture would not survive in externally recognizable terms in the Americas, Randall shows that the culture’s impact was nonetheless considerable.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel Book

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel


  • Author : Christopher Yuan
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735290921

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Holy Sexuality and the Gospel Excerpt :

From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships. Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

A Far Country Book

A Far Country


  • Author : Winston Churchill
  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9783962178260

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Though American author Winston Churchill often focused on historical events as inspiration for his novels, his later work more often explored the way that events conspired to shape his characters' opinions and values. In A Far Country, protagonist Hugh Paret enters his career as a corporate lawyer full of high-minded ideals, but begins to change his outlook as he gains experience in the business world. Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, and a writer (as Winston S. Churchill). He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo–Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

In a Far Country Book
Score: 4.5
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In a Far Country


  • Author : John Taliaferro
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2007-11-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786741236

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In a Far Country Excerpt :

In the fall of 1897, eight whaling ships became trapped in the ice on Alaska's northern coast. Without relief, two hundred whalers would starve to death by winter's end. Mercifully, an extraordinary missionary, Tom Lopp, and seven Eskimo herders embarked on a harrowing journey to save the whalers, driving four hundred reindeer more than seven hundred untracked miles. At the heart of the rescue expedition lies another, in some ways more compelling, journey. In a Far Country is the personal odyssey of Tom and his wife Ellen Lopp— their commitment to the natives and the rugged but happy life they built for themselves amid a treeless tundra at the top of the world. The Lopps pulled through on grit and wits, on humility and humor, on trust and love, and by the grace of God. Their accomplishment would surely have received broader acclaim had it not been eclipsed by two simultaneous events: the Spanish- American War and the Alaska gold rush. The United States and its territories were transformed abruptly and irrevocably by these fits of expansionist fever, and despite the thoughtful, determined guidance of the Lopps, the natives of the North were soon overwhelmed by a force mightier than the fiercest Arctic winter: the twentieth century.

A Far Country Book

A Far Country


  • Author : Winston Churchill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Way Back Book

The Way Back


  • Author : Gavriel Savit
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984894649

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A SYDNEY TAYLOR NOTABLE BOOK Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons. For the Jews of Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, harrowing the dead, even reaching out to try and steal away the living. But the demons have a land of their own: a Far Country peopled with the souls of the transient dead, governed by demonic dukes, barons, and earls. When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the little shtetl of Tupik one night, two young people will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country. There they will make pacts with ancient demons, declare war on Death himself, and maybe-- just maybe--find a way to make it back alive. Drawing inspiration from the Jewish folk tradition, The Way Back is a dark adventure sure to captivate readers of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust.

A Far Country Book

A Far Country


  • Author : John Fletcher
  • Publisher : Momentum
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743342480

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A Far Country Excerpt :

South Australia, 1846, and the countryside is being rapidly cared into pastures and copper mines. It's first come, first served and no prizes for coming second. But to hold your prize you must be as tough and unforgiving as the land itself. A young man, Jason Hallam, shipwrecked off the Yorke Peninsula, is taken in by the Narungga clan who live there. He learns their ways, hears the whispers that the kuinyo, the white man is coming to take their land. And then black and white tragically collide. Jason is caught between two worlds — his best friend, Mura, is Narungga, and Alison, the girl he loves, a grazier's daughter. What price is he prepared to pay to tread his own path, make his own rules? A compelling story of loyalty, loss and survival, A Far Country is alive with the beauty and brutality of a wild frontier and the people who made it their home.

Rape of the Fair Country Book

Rape of the Fair Country


  • Author : Alexander Cordell
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2014-07-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473603585

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Rape of the Fair Country Excerpt :

The first volume in Alexander Cordell's classic trilogy of mid-nineteenth century Wales. Set in the grim valleys of the Welsh iron country during the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution, this unforgettable novel begins the saga of the Mortymer family - a family of hard men and beautiful women, all forced into a bitter struggle with their harsh environment, as they slave and starve for the cruel English ironmasters. But adversity could never still the free spirit of Wales, or quiet its soaring voice, and the Mortymers struggle on even as the iron foundries ravish their homeland and cripple their people. Rape of the Fair Country launched the bestselling career of Alexander Cordell in 1959 and went on to sell millions of copies in seventeen languages throughout the world.

Far Country Book

Far Country


  • Author : Alan Powell
  • Publisher : Melbourne University
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105034224282

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Some Far Country Book

Some Far Country


  • Author : Partridge Boswell
  • Publisher : Grolier Poetry Book Shop
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : 098893521X

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Some Far Country Excerpt :

Poetry. "We encounter poems of experience in Partridge Boswell's remarkable first book, poems of a lived life and the aesthetic care that arises from a long apprenticeship. He fills 'the canvas of our waking sentience' with a combination of image and statement, equal to the complexities of his concerns. If we are 'trapped in the amber of the moment' (Vonnegut), as one of his epigraphs states, Boswell does not try to untrap us, but to deliver, time and again, with brilliant accuracy, what it feels like to be alive in such moments. As good a debut as I can remember!"—Stephen Dunn "Such desperate beauty in these poems, such rendered and willed surviving. Read this book if you want to remember what poetry can do to us, how it can find words for what can't be said and shake us by our shoulders until we feel achingly alive again."—Marie Howe "Partridge Boswell's collection of poems, SOME FAR COUNTRY, moves through sharp transitions or feints of image, idea and music that remind me of the original sad brilliance of an early Auden. His photo-electric immersions which can confuse the 'limousine with the hearse' tell stories with great suddenness of heart and mind. This is a wonderful book."—Norman Dubie